Drs: Suspected Criminals & Medical Care + Paid Celeb Endorsements

The Doctors: Controversy Over Medical Care Of Criminals

On Fridays, The Doctors love to discuss hot health-related headlines, and they welcomed attorney Areva Martin to the show to take part in the conversation. They first discussed the recent NYC explosions and the suspect who was arrested after a gun battle with police in New Jersey. Donald Trump spoke about the attacks during a rally in Florida, thanking law enforcement for capturing him but then stating that the suspect will be given “amazing hospitalization” and “will be taken care of by some of the best doctors in the world” in a “modern and updated hospital room.”

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Areva Martin pointed out that when a person comes into the hospital, you don’t pay attention to who they are or what they look like, and Dr Andrew Ordon agreed that you treat the person’s medical problem because that’s most important. Even Dr Travis Stork admitted that as an ER doctor, he’s faced difficult ethical situations. He agreed that comments by Trump were incendiary and “our country is better than that.”

Drs: Suspected Criminals & Medical Care + Paid Celeb Endorsements

Do suspected criminals, even terrorists, have the same rights to medical care as everyone else in the U.S.? It’s a hot topic for debate! (filterforge / Flickr)

He said he had a problem with the fact that we can spend $20-30,000 for medical care for a criminal, but yet a child down the street dies after an allergic reaction because they can’t afford an Epi-Pen. Dr Ordon pointed out that the suspect was still getting the benefits of being an American citizen, even after turning against the country. All three hosts agreed that the conversation simply needs to be had.

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The Doctors: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Divorce

Moving on, Dr Travis shared the news of the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie split. Areva explained that Jolie filed for the divorce, and together they have six kids, three adopted and three biological. She filed for divorce and requested sole physical custody of the kids, giving Pitt shared legal custody. It’s also been reported that there may be a child protective services investigation into Pitt after an incident that may have occurred on an airplane. Obviously, that investigation could have a big impact on the custody matter.

There are numerous health implications of such a public divorce, especially when it involves kids. The good news is that despite how easy it was to gain access to the divorce filings, the documents from child services will likely never be shown, according to Areva Martin.

The Doctors: Celebrities Paid To Endorse Products

Next, The Doctors wanted to shine their light on social media posts made by celebrities to endorse products. It turns out that although the paid, undisclosed testimonials seem real, they’re actually just one of the most effective ways to reach a large number of people. People with more than 3 million followers can charge as much as $75,000 on Instagram and Snapchat and $187,000 for a YouTube video and $30,000 for a Twitter post. The FTC is cracking down on the posts for violating endorsement guidelines and “deceptive marketing.”

The problem is that the celebrities are making it sound like they actually use and love the products, rather than explaining that they’re working with the company to advertise the product. A testimonial and a paid advertisement are not the same.

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